Show your work. Seriously. Why are you writing or drawing or painting if you’re not going to show your work? Austin Kleon’s book called Show Your Work tells us how to do just that. I first learned about this book during a chat in the 10 Minute Novelists Facebook group. At that point, I followed … Continue reading How Do You Show Your Work the Best Way?
What are your 2017 goals? Taking off from where I left off last week, I’m sharing my goals with you. I’ve learned how to set better goals since last year. Every year I get better and better with my writing. I learn new things through chats in my writing groups, like 10 Minute Novelists, on … Continue reading My Amazing 2017 Goals Will Rock This Year
All writers need to be readers, too. After all, reading makes us better writers. We not only need to be better writers by learning grammar and punctuation, but how to structure our stories. Most importantly, we need to be the best communicator we can be. Becoming a good writer takes time and practice. Reading books … Continue reading The 12 Most Helpful Writing Books Every Writer Needs
Unless you’re like me and have a hard time walking away from a binge of The Walking Dead or Bloodline on Netflix. Last week I posted about six distractions, and this week I share ten ways on how to overcome them. Of course, these ways of overcoming is all up to you, but I do … Continue reading Top 10 Ways to Overcome Writing Distractions
Every year we all think of resolutions, or things we want to do better, in the new year. We write down a couple of things, like lose weight or get a better job or quit a bad habit. Sometimes the resolutions are things we have no intentions of doing. Other times we do a resolution … Continue reading 5 Writer Resolutions for the New Year
From the time I was twelve years old, I have wanted to be a writer. The question of why I wanted to be a writer never really came up. Well, maybe because I love sharing my words. I communicate better with written words rather than spoken words. Writing provided me with a way to vent … Continue reading How to be a Writer While You Work Another Job
Back in April I published my second fiction novel. I had published the first one in June 2013 so I wasn’t too upset with myself for the length of time between novels. Writer’s block has gotten me, though. No matter how hard I try to motivate myself to do some writing I can’t get going. … Continue reading How to Take Charge of Your Writer’s Block